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HotrodHotLine Newsletter
July 7  2011

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You can see ALL of the stories we have published this week by going directly to  www.HotRodHotline.com 

       We’re finally STARTING to get caught up from being gone for 10 days to Back to the Fifties .... and next week we’ll be hitting the road again to the Syracuse Nationals.  This year Jack & Mary Ann will be attending as spectators and Roving Reporters... so watch for them and be sure to say “Hi”.     
We have been getting TONS of Car Show articles... and our great staffer, Janice, who puts together all of those show articles has been doing a fantastic job...  She did over 400 show articles in June....   WOW....  What a gal !   So keep checking in to see what Janice has added each day ... there are lots of shows and cruises and we do cover a lot of them....

Bill Neumann’s  Coupe is just about ready to cruise...  see the final touches put on this very cool car ... including his  Headwinds  Headlights ...   Bill bought this car off of Hotrodhotline and has totally transformed it... What a great looking car....  a True HOT ROD ....   Check out the latest installment of his build article here.

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We have another story this week from our friend Joe Bortz....   Joe’s life is full of great stories and we’re going to pry as many as possible from him to share here with you.  Many of you will recognize the “FutureLiner” which made  Headlines in our industry a few years ago when one sold at auction for $4+ Million.  Well few of you know that Joe Bortz once owned that particular Futureliner along with four others... yes  he owned  FIVE Futurliners...  Learn how he came about them ... Great story.

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We’re SELLING CARS  at Hotrodhotline  !
We’ve been online since 1999 and offer the best results and great service !

For a minute it looked like  “Black Car”  week on Hotrodhotline as far as the SALES went .... but then we saw a few red ones too....

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And we can Sell YOUR Car too....

Did you know that you can see the most recent “SOLD” cars in our classifieds ?  Just go to the Classifieds,  Click on  Pre 76 Vehicles where you’ll see  Ford, Chev, categories etc... well there is a category  named  “Solds”  When we are notified of a sale we move the ad over to the solds where it stays until the term of the ad runs out. It’s a good way to see recent sales. 

This is the time of year when we are working on our cars ... and we need many products ...  this is a great place to find the new products and services you need, and we have lots more in our  News Section and our New Products Section

Alan Grove Components 401/425 Nailhead Buick BRACKET SYSTEM Due to the renewed interest in nostalgia motors we have designed a bracket for the 401/425 Nailhead Buick. Steel bracket mounts to the intake and water crossover manifold. Two groove water pump and crankshaft pulleys are required for this application.  Check it out here

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 Hedman Hedders  X-TREME X-Junctions   The X-treme X-Junctions is the heart and soul of every Hedman X-treme X-pipe system. And, if you are the consumate do it yourselfer, you can clearly save money, and achieve more horsepower while doing it. Hedman offers it's torque producing X-Junction on its own, allowing you to build a complete exhaust system around it. Learn More

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Dolphin Gauges newest line, the Shark gauge line, brings even more stylish gauge sets to our offerings. One touch programming, digital display w/ trip meter, hour meter, max speed alarm, and max speed recall. High quality "performance look" gauges feature the finest air core movements available, glare free lighting, stylish flat glass lenses.  See them here

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ENGINE FACTORY has been building quality engines since 1969. .. You can see and hear over 75 of our Engines actually RUNNING on Video on our Facebookpage. You can also see our quality machine work and all of the engines we have available. Take a look here


NEW from Genuine Boyds    5 New Steering Wheel designs... These are the same unique steering wheel designs that have inspired the 'Boyd Look', and are seen in the rolling works of art such as: Jamie Mussleman's '33 Roadster, Larry Murray's '33 Phaeton, Johnny Friends' '32 Vicky, Chezoom, Cadzilla and 7 AMBR-Boyd Built winning hot rods.   Take a look here to see them all

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Painless Performance... 12 Circuit Street Legal Race Car Harness.   Use this 12 circuit fuseblock and harness to operate your street legal race car's circuits with the factory installed switches.  Fuseblock provides fused outputs to turn signals, wipers, hazard switch, stop switch, electric fan, radio, gauges, headlights, dome light, electric water pump, electric fuel pump, coil and an accessory.  Get all of the details here

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 Clayton Machine Works aluminum trim provides that added touch of detail. The trim, available in 4 and 6 foot lengths, can be easily shaped into an unlimited amount of styles and designs. Not only can they be used on door panels, they also make a great design detail on valve covers, air cleaners, etc.   Get a closer look here


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Compu-Tronix  Distributorless Ignition System.
Why DIS?  Standard distributors distribute a spark to each plug in turn, from a single coil. At higher RPM’s, they cannot charge and discharge the coil fast enough to deliver a full charge to the spark plugs. The DIS6 solves this problem through the use of three 45,000 volt coils charging and discharging in turn, allowing each coil sufficient time to charge and discharge a full spark. This equals more power.  Learn more here

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Juliano’s original ’40 Column has evolved into this second-generation unit with a re-designed shift lever mechanism and its internal parts more closely modeled after an original ’40 column and shifter assembly. Get all of the details here

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Kwik Wire Universal Street Rod Wire Harnesses
  2nd Generation 22 Circuit Harness   This harness will adapt to G.M., Ford, and Mopar as a cut to fit harness. This harness is based on G.M. color codes. Each group of wires are long enough to adapt to almost any street rod.  We have many unique features in our kits... Learn more about them here.

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Performance Online  1960-65 Ford Falcom / Comet, Power and Manual Rack and Pinion Steering Kit . These kits are a massive upgrade over the stock steering, improving road feel, and handling.  Get all of the details here

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The New Radir Wheels 12 Spoke Spindle Mount
Radir Wheels Has been Quenching the Thirst of traditional Hot Rodders and Drag Racers with 60's Style Products for years, and the newest product from Radir is the 12 spoke Spindle mount Wheel.  Features a 1 Piece Cast aluminum Design. Heat Treated for Strength and to maintain a mirror polished finish.   Take a closer look and get all the details here.

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Saldana Racing Products makes a full line of  Hot Rod Radiators and Muscle Car Radiators... from 32 Ford,  39 Ford, Tri Five,  Camaro.... We can take care of your needs. All of Saldana Racing Products aluminum cores are oven brazed and never use epoxy.  Street Rod radiators are available with 1 or 2 row cores and can be built as a single, double, or triple pass for maximum efficiency. Take a look here...

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Snug Harbor 302 Blue Oval Cruzer   This is a great engine for daily driving or touring. Crisp clean looks and smooth, reliable power from idle to a redline of 5000 rpm. This SBF sparkles with polished intake, chrome valve covers and oil pan.  The Turn-key kit is assembled with braided fuel lines, Eldelbrock carburetor and fuel pump.  The engine is at home in a stately Vicky or a Cobra Roadster.  No other source can match our looks, performance, reliablity, and value like those  in the BLUE OVAL CRUZER.  Check this one out

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Spal USA Top of the Line  High Performance  Muscle Car Fan   11" Paddle Blade High Performance Fan / 12V Puller       From our high performance fan line the 30102052 is a popular choice among truck and muscle car enthusiasts. It features a curved paddle blade design for increased airflow and reduced noise. Each fan is individually balanced for long life.   Check it out here

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Vintage Air   has a new application for your 1967-72 Chevy/GMC Pick-Up Gen IV™ is Vintage Air’s most powerful and intelligent climate control system. The Gen IV uses an exclusive fully electronic microprocessor control system eliminate cables or vacuum connections.  Get all of the details here

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Welder Series Featured Product: Frame Curves
t's easier than you think to make a sweeping bend in your rectangular tubing- these frame curves from Welder Series let the home builder produce a professional looking chassis without expensive machinery. All you need is a welder!   Learn more here

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Weedetr Street Rods This Month’s Featured Product     Universal Coil Over Parallel Four Link Kit
Universal parallel four link rear kit with front crossmember/ driveshaft loop and coil overs. Kit includes front crossmember with driveshaft containment loop, front brackets, bars, axle brackets for bars and coil over mounts, shock crossmember,panard rod and axle bracket, aluminum body coil over shocks, hardware and instructions.  Get the details here

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Fat Man Fabrications Hot Rod Innovations   1949-51 FORD CHASSIS   49-51 Ford owners now have another option available for their projects. Fatman Fabrications now has a complete bolt-on chassis available to complement their already large list of components for these models.  Check it all out here

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We add lots of NEWS articles every day Check out our NEWS SECTION HERE.

Hotrodhotline has a HUGE Event Listing Section....
 Check it out here for a show near you.

There’s a  NEW SHOW in Jersey !   July 16th -17th
Serving the Tri State Area, Horsepower Syndicate introduces the Tri State Show.  Hotrodhotline Readers will get a $5.  discount on their entry fee by entering online and using the code  “club” at checkout.  This promises to be an outstanding show... Get Details


Carlisle Events  added several new events to their schedule this year.  Some of their biggest shows are still to come....  Remember  ... Carlisle is  where the car guys go !   Check out the entire schedule here.


The Right Coast Association  The12th Annual Syracuse Nationals, July 15-17 (the largest show in the Northeast) accepting all vehicles up to1980 and the 2nd Annual Winfield Award, presented by Meguiar’s, to the hottest custom on the planet.The 9th Annual Granite State Nationals, Aug 20-21 in one of the most picturesque towns in New England. For details look here

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 Somernites Cruise has  a great run of cruises in 2011.  Every month until October you can joins thousands of fellow rodders for this FREE weekend of fun.  so cruise on over to Somerset ... August will be featuring Mustang Alley .... Check it out here.

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NSRA’s  schedule for 2011 has been Outstanding... and the BIG ONE in Louisville is coming up soon.  We’ll be there along with over 10,000 Hot rods, Muscle Cars and Classics...  Don’t miss this one .... Check out the entire schedule now

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Good Guys Rod & Custom Association will stage twenty-one dynamic events in 2011. The event lineup features eighteen national events for rods, customs, classics and muscle cars through 1972 vintage as well as three “Get-Together's” in Northern California which welcome all years For the complete schedule click

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The East Coast Indoor Nats is already gearing up for this years show in December. Over 300 cars are expected for an event full of fun for the family. This is the time to get in on the ground floor for planning to show your car, or to participate as a vendor or sponsor... One of the most popular events in the East Coast lineup... this is always a WINNER... Check it out here


Cool Autumn Nites in Beaumont Texas !   Mark the calender and circle the dates! October 21-22-23, 2011  Open run car, truck and bike show Outdoor Movie Friday Night  Cruise Night Fri. & Sat. Top 50 trophies & other categories  Live Band - 50/50 Pot - Games Event T-Shirts, Goody Bags and  Door Prizes for participants.  For all of the details visit our  website.


If you have a show or event coming up in 2011... please email us and we’ll be happy to post them in our Event Listings for FREE ! Email details to [email protected]

“Journey of a Restomod” Tom Kanyuk, American Collectors’ Founder and Chairman, has always been into cool cars.  When his family had an opportunity to acquire his Dream Car – an original ’57 Ford Fairlane – they did so without realizing what kind of over-the-top project it would become.  Earlier this year, Tom began chronicling his “Journey of a Restomod,”

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Optima Tech Tip  AGM batteries are among the most technologically-advanced aftermarket batteries available, designed to keep up with performance upgrades and high-demand electronics increasingly found in today’s vehicles.   Acknowledging a few key considerations when choosing an AGM battery will not only improve performance of the vehicle, its electronics and accessories, but will help extend the life of the battery itself.  Here are a few things consumers should be familiar with as they choose a new AGM battery. 


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  ' Restore A Tag ' After many hours of research and tinkering with different techniques, I developed an extensive, unique and incredibly effective process that truly separates RestoreATag from other restoration vendors. One of our more recent projects: creating a custom 1972 truck license plate to include the customer’s initials and year of his vehicle. I encourage you to review our work and testimonials to see for yourself. And check out our pricing, too

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How are traditional candy colors made? They are created by spraying a base color, then tinting a clear coat with a dye and spraying it over top. Since dyes typically degrade in sunlight, several coats of clear on top of the tinted color are necessary. Learn more here

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Dynamat Installation article   A Dynamat Door Kit will stop buzzes and rattles in the door, eliminate speaker panel distortion and increase your speaker’s dynamic range.  Here is a four-part process for building a competition door the Dynamat way!   Read complete article here

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WINTEC FABRICATION and COOLFLEX MOTORSPORTS have moved into an all-new facility with a large showroom and plenty of space for more inventory and rolling projects.Our focus is on getting a car rolling as soon as possible. If anybody has a basic set of tools, they can build one of our cars." Jim has over 16 years in the street rod "kit" industry, and was the former manager of Total Performance.  Learn all about the new products and facilities

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Do you have a project with a dash that look like this ???   If so,   Main Street Custom Finishing has some really great options for you.   Take a look at some of the work they have done... then give Matt a call and see how he can help you with your project.   They’re giving a DISCOUNT to Hotrodhotline Readers so check it out now.

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When NHRA Nostalgia Drag Racer Joe Morrison sees a problem, he is bound and determined to turn it into a positive. This year, with the assistance of his beautiful 1948 Fiat-Topolino Injected-Alcohol 190 mile per hour Altered, the business man from Flemington, NJ will proudly display the branding of the COPD Foundation in attempt to raise awareness for the estimated 24 million adults who are living with this disease.   Get more info here

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Image Street Rods  now offers CNC plasma cutting. We can make your parts to your specifications. From custom Hot Rod parts, brackets, tractor components to lawn art we can do it all. We can work from your DXF or IGES files or if required we can build from paper drawings as well.Take a look at the video showing this bad boy in action....  then call Image Street Rods for your plasma cutting needs... Check it out here


Ruth Engineering & Racing, Inc has developed a tribute to the infamous Cheetah. The project started in 2006. The idea was born from the retro-rod industry that is popular now. With our Corvette history we decided to create our own version of a Cheetah that we could market to the experienced builder.  Check it out here.

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Do you have some moldings or trim parts that look like this ??  Are you  in or near  Ohio ??? Then Superfine Shine is the place you need to get your  parts looking like new.   Take a look at how great these parts turned out after being sent to Super Fine Shine.. Check it out here.

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Steves Auto Restorations    Current Project 1939 Chevrolet.   What started off as a relatively small project of minor rust repair and a chopped top has turned into a full custom build. This project will culminate in a car which will be both shown and driven. Its design is Harley Earl inspired and has all the modern advances and conveniences.   See and read more here

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Trick Truck ‘N Rod Shop is a full service shop specializing in Fabrication....  They have MANY new products available right now as well as custom fabrication to suit your needs.  This new “C Notch” Kit and these very cool  Billet Business Card Holders are just a few of their new products.   Check out the shop

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We continue to add many new businesses to Hotrodhotline.com... providing you with the only place online you need to find the products and services you need..

The people at Inland Empire Drive Line Service have earned their reputation as the best source for custom drive shafts. Aluminum and steel shafts are built, balanced and shipped, complete with transmission yoke and ready to install, usually within 48 hours of order. They have also designed and built forged steel 1350 pinion and transmission yokes, and a dramatically improved center support for the 1958 - 1964 Chevrolet cars.  Check them out for excellent customer service and drive shafts that make a difference.


What do YOU Need ???   Braided Stainless Hose Assemblies ?   Fasteners ??  AN Fittings ?  Air Tool  ?  Socket or Wrench Sets ?   Our friends,  The Baldi Family, at Top Line Industrial,   can help you with so many of your parts and tool needs.  Check out their website then give them a call...  they’re great people who you’ll love doing business with !   Check it out here


 Main Street Custom Finishing starts with an original or high quality reproduction and permanently laminates the veneer on with a proprietary process. The street rod dashes are made one at a time, with real wood veneers and the end result is a truly one of a kind real wood dash that is like nothing else out there. Matt's success is due to his great product, having passion for what he does, communicating and giving exceptional service to every customer!   Check out their services and products.


Specialty Power Windows is a unique business. We are the only company in the world devoted exclusively to the manufacture of power window kits, windshield wiper kits, and related pieces for enthusiasts of old cars, street rods, trucks and vans. What sets us apart from others offering power window kits, is that we design and manufacture all of our components and kits here in our own facility--we are not simply repacking components.  See the SPW difference here


US Mags and Foose Wheels cater to the vintage and muscle car markets. Produced, marketed and distributed by the MHT Luxury Alloys design house, both brands share MHT’s established tradition of quality and style. US MAGS recreates the original styles offered in the 60’s and early 70’s. Foose Wheels, from the creative mind of Chip Foose, offers wheels designs for both the vintage and the new-age nostalgia rides. Both brands benefit having access to MHT’s state of the art technology and manufacturing facility in Southern California.    Check out their line here


JASPER Engines has been remanufacturing quality products since 1942 and today we are the nation's largest remanufacturer of gas and diesel engines, transmissions,. JASPER has four levels of engine performance for your project vehicle ­ Stock, Class I, the Stock Performance Engine and Class II, each designed for your particular performance needs and desires. We also build performance transmissions.


RPC, Racing Power Company, was established in 1995 with a goal to provide high quality chrome and aluminum engine dress-up accessories for the automotive industry. We would appreciate an opportunity to serve you through one of our many dealers with our line of over 1400 different hot rod, circle track, and street rod products. You can see our many products online and then contact a dealer near you to purchase our products.


The mission of Bed Wood and Parts, LLC is  to offer you, our customer, the highest quality service and products, at a competitive price, which bring your dreams and aspirations to reality.As the bed floor is the largest flat surface on a truck, it plays an integral role in the quality and appearance of the final build. Whether you are restoring your own classic truck, building a one of a kind show truck or want to customize a new truck, we understand how important the quality and integrity of the bed wood is to you. 

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Car Thieves Work fast.... but so does  LOJACK for CLASSICS ...    It’s the only Stolen Vehicle Recovery System  with a 24 hour guarantee !
Learn more about how Lojack can recover your car or trailer if it’s stolen...  There is a special going on now for  Hotrodhotline Readers... Check it out here.


Concept One Pulley Systems.   When working on your engine you are presented with a number of options to make things work according to your needs and specifications. Having high performance pulley systems in place is crucial to improving power and maximizing efficiency. At Concept One we have the right product for any need you may have. Take a look at our line


Over 400 Show Coverages in JUNE  alone !   That’s how busy we’ve been working to get the latest shows to you as quickly as possible.  Go to www.Hotrodhotline.com/pics   if you have show coverage you’d like to share.  It is taking longer than normal to get show pics online now that we’ve gotten in the Summer months... so please be patient.... it could take up to 10 days before shows sent in will get online.  We want to thank our fantastic staffer, Janice, for the great work she does in getting these shows online.   Email us   at  [email protected] 

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Bruce Morris sent in several shows from New Zealand and Australia

Ohio’s  Big Boys Toys show from Bill and Cathy Barrand

Colonie, NY show from Vince Caterina

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Eyes on Design in Michigan from Bob Steinhaus

Geezers Reunion from Big Al ... Hey ... I only see ONE Geezer here !

Grafitti Night in Iowa

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LA Roadsters Show from Sherm Porter

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Hot Rod Reunion in Bowling Green from Donnie Jeffries

NSRA York was fantastic... Jeff Berry sent in pics

This is just a FRACTION of the shows that came in this week
We add new shows every day so keep checking back for the latest.
See this weeks shows here !   We list the shows by the date we have posted them but do have the show date in the description. so they are not in order by the date of the show, but by the date we posted them.  .


Check out the latest Listings.... but be sure to come back daily as we had many new cars for sale every day.

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Hotrodhotline.com  has been helping rodders sell their cars now for TWELVE +YEARS....  and we offer the best service on the planet.  If you need help with an ad call us tolll free at  877-700-2468.    

We continue to sell more cars and list more private party cars than any other online venue... You can see new featured ads

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Just Two of our recent Car Guy Homes...  Check them all out now... and if you have a home or commercial property that is looking for a  Car Guy Owner... we can show it off for you.

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I From Ohio to Texas and all points in between  f you have a commercial automotive property for sale or lease, we have a huge audience for you and it’s only $150. for six  months to run an ad.  

  We’ve  ALL Got Parts.... and we all NEED Parts...  that’s why you should be checking  out the Parts Section of our Classifieds ... AND .. those parts you’ve been tripping over all winter...  the ones that you keep moving out of the way when you’re working in the garage ???   Yes... THOSE ONES....  You can sell them right here. The Ads are FREE ....  and there’s probably someone a few miles away who needs those parts... but they don’t know your HAVE THEM....  Unless you advertise them here.

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This is a great time to clear out your garage of those old parts you won’t be using this year... because  someone else NEEDS them !   People all over the country cruise through these parts ads...  there could be a guy a few miles away who needs those parts you want to sell... and they don’t know you have them.... so LIST YOUR PARTS FREE !  Help a fellow rodders and get some extra $$$ in your pocket.


We also want to remind you about our  EMPLOYMENT Ads .... If you have a job opening in the auto industry this is a great place to advertise it ...  we have many talented people in our readership who may be looking for a job.Check it out here


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Don’t Forget....  Hotrodhotline.com  has  TWENTY THREE different section with New Articles Added Every DAY....  Check out the categories below to find some great stories and pictures.

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 Almost all of what we have at Hotrodhotline is sent in by our Readers... so if you  have show pictures,  a story,  something interesting to share... we’d LOVE to post it for you... Just send to  [email protected]


Until Next Time
 Keep Rodd’n  and we  hope to see you on the road  this year...
Jack, Mary Ann
and the Staff at Hotrodhotline


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